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    Covid-19 is NOT a high consequence infectious disease says UK Government


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    Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:39 pm Email this article

    The UK government says “As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK,” as shown here.

    Furthermore, they write:

    The 4 nations public health HCID group made an interim recommendation in January 2020 to classify COVID-19 as an HCID. This was based on consideration of the UK HCID criteria about the virus and the disease with information available during the early stages of the outbreak. Now that more is known about COVID-19, the public health bodies in the UK have reviewed the most up to date information about COVID-19 against the UK HCID criteria. They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall), and there is now greater clinical awareness and a specific and sensitive laboratory test, the availability of which continues to increase.

    The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) is also of the opinion that COVID-19 should no longer be classified as an HCID.

    So why are the UK and the US and so many other places around the world still in lockdown eleven (11) months later?

     

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